The Passage of Time

 Returning to a location multiple times over period of years is something I like to do because it feels like visiting an old friend. As time passes we gain and lose loved ones, relationships come and go, jobs are just another line on the resume – everything becomes a distant memory over time but the sum of …

You Almost Missed It

 Last weekend, Samantha and I went camping at Humboldt Redwoods State Park then walked to dinner shortly after arriving home. There was humid, thunderstorm type of weather above us with a few slight raindrops so I couldn’t help but sense potential for a nice sunset. After wrapping up dinner, the light started to warm up …

Bow Valley Parkway

 Driving the 48-kilometer Bow Valley Parkway from Banff to Lake Louise is one of the classic scenic drives in the Canadian Rockies. This route normally has a lot of wildlife so it was closed during the morning of the 2nd day of our trip. Unfortunately we didn’t see much in the way of wildlife this time …

Paint Pots, Kootenay National Park

 In my opinion, Kootenay National Park is the least photogenic of the four National Parks in this region but there are a few places worth visiting including the Paint Pots. On my previous visit, I didn’t realize that the trail continued beyond the open meadow so I technically didn’t make it to the Paint Pots which …

Patricia Lake

 My mom’s name is Patricia and having seen the road sign for Patricia Lake in Jasper, we decided to pay a visit in the morning before heading back down Icefields Parkway to Banff. We drove there and ended up in the private cottages area by accident which offered no apparent lakeside view. I almost gave …

Maligne Lake

 I had thought that Moraine Lake was the most beautiful landscape I had ever visited. That was until my family and I took the Maligne Lake boat tour out to Spirit Island. Many of the landscape compositions that I normally shoot back at home aren’t the type that automatically demand that a camera be pointed at …

Jasper, Alberta

 We encountered rain during the last stretch of our Icefields Parkway drive and it became a hard rain shortly after checking into our room which was located right in the middle of Jasper. It didn’t last long however and became this stunning double rainbow. I captured this photo from our 2nd floor room which overlooked the main street through …

Icefields Parkway

 Icefields Parkway is a 140-mile long scenic drive the stretches from Banff National Park into Jasper National Park while straddling the Continental Divide. It’s truly an incredible place that needs to be seen. It is a surprisingly easy drive to make also with not too much in the way of “mountain” driving. I had driven …

Moraine Lake & The Valley of Ten Peaks

 It’s an interesting feeling as a landscape photographer to know when you’re standing amidst the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen. This was probably the 4th time I had ever been to Moraine Lake but I had never seen the classic blue waters that the lake is famous for. As a landscape photographer it’s easy to …